Writer Rachel Marie Stone has dealt with anxiety since childhood. Sometimes her faith made it worse with a he-sees-you-when-you're-sleeping Jesus. In her new memoir, she talks about an adult faith that calms her fearful heart and helps her shift the...
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"Thank God for psychologists and Lexapro," writes Jonathan Merritt. "Without them, I might be dead today."
RALEIGH, N.C. (RNS) — A new referral initiative is part of a growing menu of social services nationwide aimed at addressing the needs of American Muslims.
LONDON (AP) — In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium, one of only two countries — along with the Netherlands — where doctors are legally allowed to kill...
The son of a popular Christian author talks about his struggle to embrace his uniqueness.
(RNS) Carrie Fisher "invented" herself as a Jew. She had a claim on that identity all along, and as an adult, exercised that claim.
The New York Times bestselling author talk about overcoming her struggle with cutting and how brokenness can be used to hurt or heal.
(RNS) When it comes to suicide, I believe in a God who grieves with those of us who crumble under the weight of chemical imbalance, the side effects of medication, life crises, abuse or deep depressions.
A Tennessee bill would allow mental health providers to refuse to treat patients based on their religious convictions. But Christian counselors say the bill is discriminatory and unnecessary.
It is one of a raft of state measures that critics say discriminates against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals.
WOTE, Kenya (RNS) Rather than undermine traditional healers, a new program seeks to enlist them to gain direct access to the Kenyan rural population in need of mental health care.
(RNS) As fans of Robin Williams reel from the news of his suicide, faith communities -- including the nation’s black churches -- have started to address mental illness as a crucial area of focus.
'Atheists in America' editor Melanie Brewster tells RNS how anti-atheist bias impacts the mental health of atheists and explains why she wanted to be sure her new book "was not another tale of the ‘upper middle class straight white man’ leaving his...
(RNS) Mormon missions are often described as "the best two years." Many who serve talk about spiritual highs, miracles and mind-expanding experiences. Few detail how tough the work can be, how rigorous, how stressful.